Is it ok to have unprotected sex with HPV?

by Rachel on July 1, 2011

I recently got screened and found out I have HPV but its not the serious type no symptoms of it and no cancer is it ok to continue to have unprotected sex with my bf?
And he doesnt have a problem continuing to have sex unprotected its just me I want to make sure its ok to contune.

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Tim July 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Ethically, I’d say you should tell him and see if he minds continuing to have unprotected sex with you.

Paula P July 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Aren’t you interested in how you caught it? Who gave this STD to you?

He probably will catch warts/lesions from you, and they can vary in severity from person to person.

You don’t seem to understand what it is that you have!

Condoms don’t offer much protection against HPV anyway. But it’s better to use them as they will reduce the chances of infection depending on where your lesions are.

help July 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm

well NO and NO

1. did you get DNA tested what kind of HPV do you have?
2. if you have the kind develops cancer (16 and 18) then he has to worry less to get infected but even then he is carrier that mean if he ever happen to have sex with other women that woman will have chance to get HPV
3. if you do not have High grade (the kind that develop cancer ) then you will develop a wart and he will have possibility too. [note woman has more possibility then man does but man could develop too]
4. at the end —–currently he already have it….if you have he got it for sure so ….

* Sapphire * July 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

er..gross! NO

HPV is an STD?? Wow…disgusting, get yourself sorted out, if hes cool about that god knows what else he wouldnt care about having. eewww

Sally July 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

what do you think?

Lily L July 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Okay, seriously, these other answers are just stupid.

I have a few questions for you: have you had sex with him before? Because if you have, it’s very likely he already has it. He could have given it to you, but with HPV, there is no way to know for sure. You seem to think that he doesn’t have it, but there is no HPV test for men. there is no way to tell whether he has it.

Also, HPV is passed through _skin contact_. You can still pass HPV even if you use a condom. So even if you’ve been having protected sex with him, you both probably have shared whatever strains you have.

And lastly, practically everyone who’s had sex will get HPV at some point. If he just wants to risk it, let him. Even if he moves on to a different parnter, he could very easily to get HPV from her. Aside from vaccination and complete abstinense, there isn’t any way to protect yourself from HPV. so if you haven’t had sex, tell him to look into getting vaccinated. If he doesn’t want to, then go for it.

Jessy July 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm

If he is ok with the chance of maybe getting it than there is nothing wrong with having unprotected sex. I have HPV and me and my boyfriend have been together for a year and he has never developed a wart though I have. (the women who said warts/lesions, is an idiot. They are not lesions at all…just warts)…

jerry m July 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm

HPV is not anything serious unless you don’t treat it. If its properly treated, you can have sex as usual.

ThatsNotMyName July 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Yeah you can continue as long as he’s ok with catching it. He IS going to catch it but if he knows you have it and still wants to have sex with you then all blame falls on him.

Now that I think about it, since you guys have been having unprotected sex all this time then he probably already has it.

napoleon1977 July 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I think you should call your doctor first and seek advice…you may ask also your bf to get some test and screening of this virus..if you got children, let them undergo also for an assessment.

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